Shaun Sze-Xian Lim

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Shaun earned a BA (Honors) in Engineering, with a specialization in Bioengineering, from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2014. He started his MD/PhD training at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, in 2015 and is currently pursing his PhD in Michael Tadross’ Lab.

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Research Interests:

Neurotechnology, cell-type specific neuropharmacology, protein engineering, subcellular targeting, neural circuits and behavioral dynamics

 Awards/Honors/Fellowship Information:

  1. CBTE Lew Fellowship, Duke University
  2. Duke Incubation Fund, Duke University
  3. SingHealth Hackathon First Prize, SingHealth
  4. BP Third Year Project Prize, University of Cambridge
  5. G-Research 3rd Year Computer-Based Project Prize, University of Cambridge
  6. Second Year Sustainability Engineering Prize, University of Cambridge
  7. Jennings Prize, University of Cambridge


1) Robert C. Mines, Anders Dohlman, Sze-Xian Lim, Keui-Ling Tung, Ergang Wang, Xiling Shen, Spatial Patterning from an Integrated Wnt/β-Catenin and Notch/Delta Gene Circuit, 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society , July 2018

2) Hong Fang Lu, Sze-Xian Lim, Meng Fatt Leong, Karthikeyan Narayanan, Rebecca P.K. Toh, Shujun Gao, Andrew C.A. Wan, Efficient neuronal differentiation and maturation of human pluripotent stem cells encapsulated in 3D microfibrous scaffolds, Biomaterials, Volume 33, Issue 36, December 2012

3) Hong Fang Lu, Karthikeyan Narayanan, Sze-Xian Lim, Shujun Gao, Meng Fatt Leong, Andrew C.A. Wan, A 3D microfibrous scaffold for long-term human pluripotent stem cell self-renewal under chemically defined conditions, Biomaterials, Volume 33, Issue 8, March 2012


1) Bradly B. Barth, Aliesha O’Raw, Sze-Xian Lim, Qiang Huang, Xiling Shen, Sacral nerve stimulation modulates enteric neuromuscular activity in awake rats, ENS 5th International Symposium, April 2018